Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Sexist much?

I usually don't get bugged by the retarted emails that go around compairing women and men, but this one just bugged me...

WHY MEN ARE NEVER DEPRESSED: Men Are Just Happier People --
Your last name stays put.
I know a number of women who kept their own last name. I only gave mine up when I married because I was tired of people mispelling it.

The garage is all yours.
My whole house is mine. As in, mine is the only name on the deed.

Wedding plans take care of themselves.
I'm betting you've never been married.

Chocolate is just another snack.
That depends on the person, if you don't like chocolate then it isn't.

You can never be pregnant.
Two words, Fuck you. Since you can never get pregnant, you don't get to tell me what to do when I get pregnant.

Car mechanics tell you the truth.
My mechanic tells me the truth, that's why I go to him. I'm not stupid about cars, I know when a mechanic is lying to me.

The world is your urinal.
Well, that's disgusting. Thanks!

You don't have to stop and think of which way to turn a nut on a bolt.
Neither do I. Just because I'm a girl doesn't make me stupid.

Same work, more pay.
Ah, how sexist.

Wrinkles add character.
They add character on women too. So does grey hair. Are you saying you don't like older women?

People never stare at your chest when you're talking to them.
That really does bother me, I am 5 foot and have big boobs, and I'm willing to bet most men don't know I wear glasses.

New shoes don't cut, blister, or mangle your feet.
Neither do mine. If they mangle my feet I take them back.

One mood all the time.
Really? What mood?

Phone conversations are over in 30 seconds flat.
I don't even pick up the damn phone most of the time.

You know stuff about tanks and engines.
I know stuff about Roman and Greek war tactics, and can fight with a sword, what's your point?

A five-day holiday requires only one suitcase.
I'm sure it does when you travel by yourself.

You can open all your own jars.
I can too, big freaking deal.

You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness.
If you're such a terrible person this applies to you, you probably shouldn't brag about it.

Your underwear is £9.50 for a three-pack.
Ok, I tried to convert this and my caculator states this is equal to about $15 USD. I have no idea if that is how much men's undies cost in teh UK, but I assure you I would never pay anything close to that for a three pack.

Three pairs of shoes are more than enough.
I know a few men who would consider that to be one pair too many. Watch what you say, my friend.

You never have strap problems in public.
Neither do I, because I buy underwear that fits.

You are unable to see wrinkles in your clothes.
I can't either, it's called wash and wear.

Everything on your face stays its original colour.
What? Oh, and I know guys who wear makeup. Straight guys.

The same hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades.
The reason why you are probably single is becoming clear.

You only have to shave your face and neck.
Yeah, I could shave a lot less than that, I chose to shave my legs and pits.

You can play with toys all your life.
Buddy, I still play with toys, they are just bigger now.

One wallet and one pair of shoes -- one colour for all seasons.
You said a few items ago three pairs of shoes. Which is it?

You can wear shorts no matter how your legs look.
I have a case of contact dermititis on my leg, I still wear shorts.

You can 'do' your nails with a pocket knife.
Yeah, OK.

You have freedom of choice concerning growing a moustache.
On a personal note, I hate a mustache on a guy. Also, I know women who could grow one if they so chose.

You can do Christmas shopping for 24 relatives on 24th December in 24 minutes.
And I'm sure you would if the rest of this list applied to you.

This is less about why men get depressed, which is a very real problem, and more about a list of why men are "better" than women. I have known men that fit most of the items on this list and I assure you they are not "better". And if you act like this around this woman your chance of getting laid has gone to zero, which may depress you, depending on how much you want to see the aforementioned boobs.
This kind of thing not only promotes the idea that women are shallow and stupid, but it also promotes the idea that men are heartless jackasses, and I would hope that men out there would be against that.


  1. Wait, how does this promote the idea that women are shallow and stupid? All I'm reading here is the author saying, "Hi, I'm shallow and stupid."

    Then again, I own somewhere in the neighborhood of eight pairs of shoes. I've got my brown and black shoes I wear to work, my three pairs of everyday sneakers (the new-ish ones, the ones that are two years older and the ones that are two years older than that. I have three pairs of everyday sneakers at any given time and just rotate the oldest pair out when I get the new ones. It was helpful for combating foot odor back when I never had to wear shoes that weren't sneakers. Now one of the pairs functions as doorstops), my running shoes (not that I ever run, but the point remains), and my yardwork shoes. Now if you count sandals and boots as shoes, well that takes me up to 11 pair.

    I'm officially not a man, I guess. Please don't tell the Man Council.

  2. You may have more shoes than me, unless we include slippers into the mix, because I have 4 pairs of slippers. Wait, no 5 pairs. Whatever, a lot.

  3. I have heard this before and it is pretty stupid. It is worth a chuckle if you look at it as showing how ridiculous stereotypes are but otherwise whats the point. Most of the things that are considered stereotypically female do not apply to my wife or many of the other women I know. The only women I know who fit the stereotypes are doing so on purpose as an affectation, and they are underneath the act very clever and dangerous.

    The thing about staring at the chest though seems pretty true. I think I have beaten it for the most part. I make a point of noting a womans eye color and hairstyle. It really helps. I still do find my eyeballs being sucked in by the gravity of attractive breasts sometimes though.

  4. Also, I worked in shops in high school and for a little afterward and drove tow trucks. I knew a mechanic who lied to me all the time because he was scamming the customers and trying to make sure I didn't find out.

    The mechanics who lie will lie to anyone they think will let them get away with it. Women might be more susceptible due to the fact that a lower percentage of women spend a lot of time around cars, but mechanics aren't generally lying to women, they're lying to easy marks.

    Something tells me that the shady mechanics just love the guys who walk around thinking, "Mechanics don't lie to me because I'm a guy..."

  5. I think just about any con-artist would love the mark that walks around saying that.
    And good point, they are looking for easy marks, not looking just for one sex in particular.


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